Dual Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions
What is Dual Enrollment?
- Dual enrollment is a program that allows qualified high school students to earn college and high school credit while meeting graduation requirements.
What are the advantages of Dual Enrollment?
- Earn your college degree in less time
- Eliminate duplication of coursework between high school and college
- Save Money! Concurrently enrolled students are not required to pay tuition. All materials and books will be purchased by the student or by the participating high school and/or district.
- Explore career fields before starting college
- Easier transition to college
Can I receive both college and high school credit?
- Yes. The student will earn both high school and college credit. If the student wishes to receive high school credit for a college class, a 3.0 unit or more one-semester college class will earn one semester of high school credit (5.0 credits). To determine how a college course fulfills a high school requirement see your high school counselor. Academic college courses that meet the University of California 'a-g' requirements will be given a weighted grade point and ranking on the high school transcript at the discretion of the high school.
Who can participate in Dual Enrollment?
- Students must be high school students having the support of parents, principal and a high school counselor who verified appropriate college level capability based on assessment scores and/or program pathways.
Which courses are offered?
- High schools are offering both general education and/or career technical education courses to eligible students.
Who teaches these courses?
- Dual enrolled classes may be taught by approved MSJC Associate Faculty who are also high school teachers. Instructors use college curriculum and textbooks, and deliver a college-level course, which will require students to work at a higher level.
Where are these courses taught?
- Dual enrolled classes are taught on the high school campus.
Do I have to be an MSJC student?
- Yes. Apply online at msjc.edu/Apply
How do I get involved in the Dual Enrollment program?
- Ask you High School Counselor how to get involved.
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